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    1. Welcome to Great Lakes Fisherman

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    2. General Discussion

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    6. Photo Corner

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    7. Great Lakes Water Temperatures   (83,437 visits to this link)

      Water temps for the Great Lakes.

    8. Sound Off

      Here is the place to tell us what is REALLY bothering you.

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  2. Great Lakes Fishing

    1. Feature Articles

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    2. Salmon Pro's Connection

      Ask your Salmon fishing questions here. There are lots of professional and seasoned fisherman that are willing to help.

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    3. Lure Making Discussion

      Share your lure making expierence, questions, and work with others. Lets see what you made!

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    6. Fishing Videos

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    10. Open Seats / Trade-A-Trip

      Boaters that have room for another person or a passenger looking for a ride. Trade a fishing trip with someone else.

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  3. Great Lakes Discussion

    1. Great Lakes News

      News from around the Great Lakes.

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    2. Great Lakes Fishing Discussion

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    3. Lake Erie Discussion

      Fishing talk and general discussion relating to Lake Erie. No fishing reports in this section.

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    6. Lake Ontario Discussion

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    8. Lake Superior Discussion

      Fishing talk and general discussion relating to Lake Superior. No fishing reports in this section.

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  4. Great Lakes Fishing Reports - Salmon and Trout

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  5. Walleye Fishing Reports & Discussion

    1. Walleye Fishing Discussion

      Share your knowledge about walleye fishing. Have a question about walleye fishing, ask here. Talk about terminal tackle, equipment, accessories, and everything else used for walleye fishing.

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    2. Ice Fishing for Walleyes

      Walleye ice fishing discussion area.

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    3. Inland Lakes Fishing Reports - Walleye

      Post or read walleye fishing reports from inland lakes.

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    4. Rivers and Streams Fishing Reports - Walleye

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    5. Bay de Noc Fishing Reports - Walleye

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    6. Green Bay Fishing Reports - Walleye

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    7. Lake Erie Fishing Reports - Walleye

      Post or read walleye fshing reports from Lake Erie. This section is broken down into 3 sub-sectons.

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    8. Lake Huron Fishing Reports - Walleye

      Post or read walleye fishing reports from Lake Huron.

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    9. Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports - Walleye

      Post or read walleye fshing reports from Lake Erie. This section is broken down into 2 sub-sectons.

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    10. Saginaw Bay Fishing Reports - Walleye

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  6. Non Salmon and Trout Fishing Discussion

    1. Inland Lakes Discussion

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    2. Ice Fishing Discussion

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    3. Bass Fishing Discussion

      Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing discussion. Talk about baits, techniques, habitat and your fishing adventures.

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    4. Salt Water and Over Seas

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  7. Hunting

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    3. Turkey Hunting

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    4. Waterfowl Hunting

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    5. Hunting Videos

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    6. Hunting Contests

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  9. Supporting Vendors

    1. Anglers Avenue

      Anglers Avenue products and support.

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    2. Big Weenie Brand

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    3. Blood Run Tackle Co.

      Blood Run products and support.

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    5. FishHunter Sonar Fishfinder

      FishHunter sonar fishfinder for phone + fishing app

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    6. Fishing and Hunting USA

      Fishing and Hunting vendor area.

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    7. Great Lakes Fishing - Charter Captains & Guides   (7,678 visits to this link)

      Great Lakes Fishing - Charter Captains & Guides

    8. Great Lakes Tackle Shop

      Great Lakes Tackle Shop products and support.

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    9. Thompson Marina

      Thompson Marina discussion area. Slips and storage.

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    1. Lake Erie Groups

      With Lake Erie group collaboration, members are able to form their own groups, ranks, memberships and micro communities within the fold of Lake Erie.  The perfect solution for clubs, associations and federations looking for a private area to collaborate.

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    2. Lake Huron Groups

      With Lake Huron group collaboration, members are able to form their own groups, ranks, memberships and micro communities within the fold of Great Lakes Fisherman.  The perfect solution for clubs, associations and federations looking for a private area to collaborate.

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    3. Lake Michigan Groups

      With Lake Michigan group collaboration, members are able to form their own groups, ranks, memberships and micro communities within the fold of Great Lakes Fisherman.  The perfect solution for clubs, associations and federations looking for a private area to collaborate.

      Groups can create, maintain, and manage their own content, forums, galleries, calendars, downloads, badges, and more!  The group admin can assign moderators and will have control over those permitted to join.

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    4. Lake Ontario Groups

      With Lake Ontario group collaboration, members are able to form their own groups, ranks, memberships and micro communities within the fold of Great Lakes Fisherman.  The perfect solution for clubs, associations and federations looking for a private area to collaborate.

      Groups can create, maintain, and manage their own content, forums, galleries, calendars, downloads, badges, and more!  The group admin can assign moderators and will have control over those permitted to join.

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    5. Lake Superior Groups

      With Lake Superior group collaboration, members are able to form their own groups, ranks, memberships and micro communities within the fold of Great Lakes Fisherman.  The perfect solution for clubs, associations and federations looking for a private area to collaborate.

      Groups can create, maintain, and manage their own content, forums, galleries, calendars, downloads, badges, and more!  The group admin can assign moderators and will have control over those permitted to join.

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    • Various Trolling Questions
      Okay, upon further looking in to rods and reels I think these combos should work, correct me if I'm wrong though.   Braid Dipsies- Okuma Classic Pro GLT diver rods with Shimano Tekotas. Inline Planers- Undecided rods but I'm thinking a pair of the heavier St. Croix Triumphs or Premiers that can take the beating of inlines on the Great Lakes without snapping like a twig with Okuma Convector CV-45D reels.   Just a few more questions about the setups.  1) Is it necessary to put mono backing on braid dipsy reels or will straight 50-65 pound power pro work? 2) Has anybody here used Tekotas and if so are they quality enough to handle dipsies before I go spending $400 on a pair of them? Also, any recommended size for them? 3) Any suggestions for specifically inline planer board rods? Most places I find that sell planer board rods design them for external ones that are on the masts or reels and aren't constantly tearing and beating on the rod like inlines do at Salmonid speeds.
    • West Michigan Fishing Leage
      That is correct, if you contact me and let me know you are going in that would be good. The reason is to know every one is safe and that you will be at the weigh in.
    • West Michigan Fishing Leage
      . You must be within radio frequencies,  there will be a roll call at 5:50 and another at 11:30. if you do not answer at 11:30 you will be disqualified. If another boat can hear you and confirm it is you that is good. What if you box out at 10:00? Or need to go in early for some other reason but still have fish to weigh? Perhaps if you notify control you are leaving the lake you would not need to answer the 11:30 roll call. He he...box out at 10...I must be dreaming.